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Contents of Pali Canon - Udana 1975

by Sangharakshita


1-5 Introduction DAY ONE
5-55 Chapter one - Enlightenment
5-13 Text 1 The arising of things with cause
6-7 Bhagavan, the nidanas; brahmin
7-8 Tapas - ardent
8 Jhaino - musing -"his doubts all vanish"
9 Why the positive nidanas are not emphasized
10 The Finnish experience
11-13 Chanting and the puja
14 Text II "The waning of things with cause"
14-18 Text III "When things grow plain"
15-18 Consciousness - vijnana
16 Namarupa - the sense
16-18 Abortion and society
18-23 Text IV - the brahmin
19-20 "In vedas versed" - the three knowledges
20 Ussada - false excrescences
20-23 "Who has barred out evil things" - a misunderstanding
The danger of using a language other than Buddhist
23-26 Text V "To what extent is one a brahmin?"
25 Awakened, worthy
26-30 General comments
27 Brahmin
28-31 Being classified with other religious groups
Converting the top men
The advantages of being based in Bethnal Green
31-34 Text VI Kassapa the great
31-32 "The devas busied themselves..."
32-33 "Who is unknown"
33-34 The core
"In whom the cankers are destroyed"
"Spewed forth"
35-38 Text VII The yakka Ajakalapa
35-38 Yakka- the demon
The monks intimate association with nature
38-40 Text VIII The venerable Sanghamaji -'Free from bonds'
40 Deva sight
41-42 Text IX The purifying dharma
42-51 Text X Bahiya of the bark garment
43 The bark garment
45-46 "Like a tamed elephant
46 The elephant look
47-49 The Buddha's answer - no here or beyond
49-51 Bahiya's parinibuttho
51 Description of the brahmin
51-55 The background of the dharma - general comments
Brahmin, Arhant and Bodhisattva
56-113 Chapter Two Mucalinda
57-60 Text I The empirical ego. Ego/egotism
60-66 Text II Talk in according with the Dharma
61 Bimbisara and Pasenadi
61-62 In accordance with the Dharma
63-66 ".... of cravings ending"
66-70 Text III The ill treated snake
67 "Fain", karma
68-70 Fiendish glee - energy transcending
69 "The little flowers of St. Francis"
70-77 Text IV The wanderers of other views
73-74 The basis of giving alms
74-76 The monastic order, ordination
76-77 The verse - "Contact through body base"
77-86 Text V '...how tortured he that hath possessions"
77-86 Upasaka and bhikkhu
82-83 Mobility of Order members between Centres
84-86 Mahaupasakas - anagarika ordinations
86-92 Text VI The wanderer and the oil
87 Brahmin and sramana
88-92 The verse - happiness is owning nothing
90 One to another human folk are bound
90 Drinking oil
92-94 Text VII The death of a son. Digging up the root of woe
94-105 Text VIII
97 First mention of the Three Jewels
Significance of seven
98 Guaranteeing wealth, life and faith
The child's response to questions
99 Repeating painful experiences
The Koliyans
99-102 Blessings and magic
102-104 Devotees or disciples
105 The Catholic church as a business
106-108 Text IX Visakha, Migara's mother
107-108 History of handshake - the Manichees
109-112 Text X The venerable Bhaddiya
110 Drawing the wrong conclusions from peoples words
111 Frars(?) of the royals
112-114 "Inward angry thoughts"
Bhante reads through the verses only of Chapter 2 (tape only)
114-172 Chapter three Nanda
114-118 Text I The monk enduring karmic pain
115-116 Posture and meditation
116-118 Karmic consequences
118-133 Text II Nanda and the 500 dove footed nymphs
120-125 The heaven of the thirty three
121-123 Visions, archetypes, myths and symbols
125-126 "Making the self strong"
126-128 Our surroundings and inspirations
128-130 Brahmacarya, Brahmaloka
130-133 "Goal of the Brahma-life"
131-132 The story of Ambapali
132 Bhante and the Indian film director
133-140 Text III The noisy monks
135-138 Background to text III and explanations
138-140 The suitability of teaching the ascending lokas at centres
140 Suitable readings to inspire
141 Text IV Sariputra - the unshakeable mountain
141-151 Text V Moggallana - and the mindfulness of body
142-143 The six spheres of sense
143-144 Cultivating the positive
144-145 "Could his Nibbana know"
146-151 External influences
151-153 Text VI Pilindavaccha who called the monks menials
153-158 Text VII Kassapa and the devas
155-156 Merits and their transference
156-158 The status of the Gods
158-162 Text VIII Monks in unseemly discussion
159-161 The alms round and invitations to eat
161 The Ariyan silence
162-166 Text IX The monks engaged in unseemly talk
164-166 Undiscriminating use of language
166-172 Text X The Buddha's experience of the world's misery
168-169 Becoming or not becoming
170-171 Compassion for your weaknesses
173-219 Chapter Four Meghiya
173-184 Text I Meghiya and the mango grove
175-176 Development of regular steps
177 Kalyana mitrata
178-179 Perfect speech
180-181 The five essential factors of the spiritual life
181-184 Elation - the Zen master and his tree climbing disciple
184-194 Text II The frivolous monks
185-187 The micchaditthis of an Order members private life
187-188 Roles
189-193 Communication within the Order
Compartmentalizing our lives
193-194 Sloth and torpor
195-196 Text III The Buddha and the cowherd
196-198 Text IV Moggallana and Sariputta and the violent Yakka
199-200 Text V The Buddha and the bull elephant
200-201 Text V1 Bharadvajan the venerable scraphunter
201-202 Text VII Sariputta in upright posture
202-205 Text VIII The wanderers who murdered their sister
205-216 Text IX Upasena, Vanganta's son, rejoices in merits
206-213 Rejoicing in merits and its difficulties
213-216 Behaviour towards newcomers
217-219 Text X Sariputta contemplating his state of calm
220-315 Chapter Five The Elder Sona
220-233 Text I Pasenadi and Mallika
221-224 Atman or self, sunyata
223 The alaya
224-233 Potentiality and actuality
233-236 Text II The short life of the Buddha's mother
234-236 The start of the legend of the Buddha
234-235 Vinoba Bhave - a disciple of Gandhi
237-244 Text III Suppabuddha the leper
239-240 The Buddha's public lectures
240-241 Going for refuge, the first mention
241-242 The Aryasangha
243-244 The awareness of development in language
244-245 Text IV The youths who tormented fish
244-245 The robes - patterns of Indian speech
246-295 Text V The eight wonders of the ocean
249-250 General background to the text
250-252 The pattimokkha
253-254 The gradual path
254-255 Rules and principles
256-258 The uposatha meeting and sharing
258-260 Chanting the precepts
260-273 Transcending nationality, caste and class
262-264 Anglo-saxon cultural assumptions
273-278 Clans, lineages and names
277-278 Hereditary Buddhism
279-280 Not taking metaphors and similes too literally
280-283 Freedom - from what?
283-284 The Dharma as salt
284-285 The first list of lists - the ocean of jewels
286-288 The eight purisa pugalas, the ocean of great creatures
288-295 Raining through the thatch - being open
296-304 Text VI Sona going forth
298-299 One dwelling, eka seyya
299-300 The origination of the Sangha - then and now
300-301 The Athakavagga - the chapter of the eights and accuracy
301-304 Misquoting Bhante
305-308 Text VII Venerable Revata in contemplation
The dhyanas and doubt (vicikiccha)
309-312 Text VIII Devadatta
310-312 Sanghabheda - schism in the Order
312-314 Text IX Excessive speech
314-315 Text X Culapanthaka seated in mindfulness
316-408 Chapter six Jaccandha
316-339 Text I Ananda and the Buddha's life span
319-321 Tibetan long life ceremony
321-333 The four rupadhyanas
326-330 Vitakka, vicara and the Buddha's enlightenment
327-333 Samatha, vipassana and Perfect Vision
333-334 Wrong views; The Brahmajala sutta
334 The Buddha's rejection of his life's ...

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